Sell Your Old Master, British & European Art With Sworders

Old Master, British & European Art Consignments


Interested in the value of your Old Master, British & European Art? Sworders specialists are here to help you understand the auction potential of your property. Simply submit images and information about your pieces through our online valuation form and we will be in touch with your complimentary auction estimate.


Throughout the year, we hold two sales of paintings, works on paper and prints, each with viewing in our saleroom in Stansted Mountfitchet with highlights exhibited at Sworders London Gallery in the heart of the capital.

 Selling with Sworders is Simple

Wondering how much your Old Master, British & European works are worth? To receive a complimentary auction estimate, we offer the following convenient and confidential options:

Request an Estimate Online

Simply submit images and information about your pieces through our online valuation form and we will be in touch with their auction estimate.

Meet With a Specialist in Person at One of Our Offices

Contact to arrange an appointment

Valuation Days

Specialists are available by appointment daily at our Stansted Mountfitchet saleroom. We hold weekly valuation days every Wednesday in our London offices at 15 Cecil Court, in the heart of Covent Garden, and also regularly in our Hertford offices.

Past Auction Highlights


Next Auction



Jane Oakley


Meet Our Specialist



Jane Oakley | Head of Pictures

With over 20 years auction experience, She has a broad knowledge of British and Continental paintings both old and new. She has a particular interest in early portraiture gained from her time in British Pictures at Christie's, and also Victorian pictures, the Pre- Raphaelites along with Scottish Art, having previously worked as a Director in the British Art Post-1850 department at Sotheby’s. In her time at Sworders she has created many world record prices and oversaw The Sally Hunter and Ian Posgate Collection, Badgemore Grange.

E T 01279 817778


Frequently Asked Questions


There is no better or worse time to sell throughout the year. The market keeps moving all year round and our sales in September and March are well place within the auction calendar.  

We are here to help! Our specialists are very happy to provide you with a valuation or probate of your collection. You never know, you might have a life-changer in the back of your cupboard!

All works will be thoroughly researched and catalogued. We have a dedicated marketing team who will promote the sale through digital and print channels, using social media and direct marketing. In addition, all sales will be listed for bidding on our website and also on, along with Drouot, Invaluable, Lottissimo and Live Auctioneers, enabling us to reach a worldwide audience of bidders.

Fashions change and while certain areas like Victorian watercolours are in the doldrums, currently we are seeing strong prices for Old Masters, in particular early portraiture. Topographical works, and pictures fresh to the market in good condition are also performing well. Buyers want an attractive picture on their wall so if you like it, there is a high chance someone else will too.

We have regular valuation events in London, Stansted and Hertford offices, please call or email us to book an appointment for your most convenient location. | 01279 817778